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11-08-2014, 06:49 PM   #1
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How do you do a timelapse with a Pentax Q?

Guys, Im new to Photography and new to Pentax as well. I like to try taking timelapse videos. Does the Pentax Q have a timelapse mode? or a feature that does it? Or do you have to edit it in a software? I heard that you can do it directly on the camera. I might be wrong. Hoping to hear from you

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Yes the Q can do time lapse. Without having either a mirror or shutter, it works very well - since there is really nothing mechanical to wear out. Download the manual and check out page 104 (Interval Shooting) for instructions. Also, check out the second link for Q time lapse movie examples...
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QuoteOriginally posted by plsbecarepaul Quote
Guys, Im new to Photography and new to Pentax as well. I like to try taking timelapse videos. Does the Pentax Q have a timelapse mode? or a feature that does it? Or do you have to edit it in a software? I heard that you can do it directly on the camera. I might be wrong. Hoping to hear from you
If you go to movie page at the bottom it has interval movie and that should take care of what you want
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Interval movie doesn't result in smooth transitions, more like a fast slideshow. Compiling your own timelapse in post gives better results.
Also, I found with the (original) Q it would stop and not complete the schedule for no apparent reason, even though I have the AC adapter for the Q. Another problem I found was although the Q was tripod mounted, there would be a slight movement between shots, I assumed it was the floating SR plate bringing the sensor into line when the timer woke up the camera for the next shot (although SR was switched off I believe the plate goes into a 'park' position when powered off))
The K-01 doesn't suffer these anomalies.

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Thank you guys for the replies. Been playing around with the Q's capabilities and it's quite good for a little pocket.
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Thank you guys for the replies. Been playing around with the Q's capabilities and it's quite good for a little pocket.
Yes, just think this is a feature some other cameras do not have and that they require and external device to implement. It is standard in the little Q.
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